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UN Watchdog: No Sign of Explosion in Iran

Backs up nation's denial of incident at nuclear plant

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The United Nations atomic watchdog made clear on Tuesday it had seen no sign of any explosion at one of Iran's most sensitive nuclear plants, backing up Tehran's denial that such an incident had taken place last week.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in an unusual move, made a brief statement following media reports of significant damage at the underground Fordow uranium enrichment site.

IAEA inspectors regularly visit Iranian nuclear sites, including the one at Fordow, and the UN agency suggested in its comment that they had been at the site after the reports in some Israeli and Western media of an explosion there.